Saturday, September 03, 2005

Leading by Example

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Abraham Lincoln put it this way at the close of his Second Inaugural address:

"With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations."

This is what we must strive for as a nation, which is what President Bush is doing. He is leading by example and doing what he can to help alleviate the pain and suffering of our fellow citizens. Unlike the unfortunate choice of many in the media and various other rabid liberals who choose to tear down whatever or whomever is in their immediate line of sight, the President is showing the way by doing, leading, encouraging and mobilizing resources. Even though he has been the target of unprecedented attacks by political opponents, he has refused to stoop to their level and is concentrating on getting things done that benefit the needy, not wallowing in the immature business of finger pointing and blame, so characteristic of the left.

The federal government is a giant entity, not necessarily well suited to immediate response. Big ships turn slowly. First response action is the responsibility of local and state officials first, and then federal if needed. The federal government doesn't get involved until requested by state government. All of these groups are giant beurocracies. It is so unfortunate that the state officials did not anticipate the severity of the impending devastation and request federal assistance earlier, but that's why it is called a tragedy, a natural disaster, An ACCIDENT! People drowning in their attics is not George Bush’s fault! People like poverty pimp, Jesse Jackson, rapper, Kenye West, and Civil rights activist, Randall Robinson need to learn this, although I will concede that it is too late for them and most of the left, who thrive on anger, hate and blame. Much of the left is addicted to the rush attained from negative energy and will utilize any tragedy to get their next fix. The rest of us will follow the Presidents lead and remain positive, not looking to blame, but looking to help.

38 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cheese and crackers got all muddy, can you believe that one?
Just when you think you have seen it all?!

Chaz
irritable bowel syndrome symptoms

Big Dick Hurtzer said...

Lincoln said those words at the height of The American Civil War.....Not a week after it ended. Oh, and "leading by example"??????? You gotta be kidding me.

Big Dick Hurtzer said...

Doesn't your back get sore from bending over so much? I mean how much of a fool of yourself are you willing to make in order to apologize for your leader's total incompitance? This little nugget comes from the Department of Homeland Security website.

Emergencies and Disasters

Preparing America

In the event of a terrorists attack, NATURAL DISASTER or other large-scale emergency, the Department of Homeland Security will ASSUME PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY on March 1st for ensuring that emergency response professionals are prepared for any situation. This will entail providing a COORDINATED, COMPREHENSIVE FEDERAL RESPONSE to any large scale crisis and mounting a SWIFT and EFFECTIVE recovery effort....

You see, that's their words. Not the words of some Leftist media organization.

Also, the Governor of LA made formal written request for aid from the Dept. of Homeland Security (of which FEMA is part) on Sunday Aug 28th. That's the day before Katrina made landfall. So quit trying to stop the buck at the local level. Hell, Chimpy didn't even end his vacation for another four days after Louisiana was asking for help.

The President says he can fight the GWOT and aid the victims of Katrina at the same time. Why do you seem to think that I (and many others) can't criticize this Administration and aid NOLA at the same time????? Oh that's right, it's because you're nothing more than a partisan hack.

scud said...

My goodness you guys rage so easily! Why is it so important for you to hate this president? It's really fascinating. OK, Look; nobody is saying that relief efforts are going hunky dory. In fact, they have been a mess and the president acknowledges this. But like most disasters, it's a fluid situation (no pun intended). Things have been changing for the worse everyday. Relief is finally getting there, but initial response was slow and disorganized. I just can't get over how some people, rather than banding together to fix the problem and encourage the victims and the heroes, feel it necessary to run the country down. For gosh sakes, people are still being rescued and many problems are still intensifying and we've got the entire congressional black caucus ready to lynch the administration! It makes me sick to see the level of vitriol in so many people. It is energy wasted, and only serves to intensify the crisis.

Big Dick Hurtzer said...

The President did not acknowledge that relief efforts are a mess. In fact he stated on national television.."Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job.". Doesn't sound like someone who is acknowledging any problems what so ever. I guess pointing out fatal incompitance is now "running the country down". Is there no one you cowards will not hide behind?

Jeff said...

With the exception of a few believers who've reddened their lips on Reverend Georgie's Kool-Aid as they seized the moment of his photo-op to place another masturbatory picture of the president on their blogs, I have little to add to this debate. My confidence in Washington's competence has eroded to a low unseen since the dark days of Nixon. If Federal government cannot provide adequate armor to shield blasts delivered by an insurgency it failed to imagine, then why should anyone be shocked with the incompentence displayed along the Gulf Coast?

While the president was stumping to reverse a trend of sagging numbers with bad analogies and a swift boat assault on a grieving mother, Brian Williams was on the ground before the storm made landfall. As the new NBC anchor grew increasingly frustrated, his Highness did manage to swing the Imperial Jet past the miles of destruction for a gratuitous gawk at the scenery. Leadership by example, indeed.

When disaster strikes the administration goes on the offensive. The latest talking-point uttered by the ruby-red lips of his majesty's minions was "hard work" in another form. The area hit by Katrina is as large as the United Kingdom. While that may be true, it's hard to imagine the British would have such difficulty in similar efforts to locate London.

Jeff said...

FAUX BREAKING NEWS: The White House released a new talking point, the mess in NOLA is the fault of state and local officials. I don't know about anybody else, but a third of my paycheck is seized by the Federal government whereas state and local officials take less than 5%. On that basis alone, I'd expect the Feds to assume a greater role in the relief effort.

scud said...

Most of that money was used for education. And if you look and listen to those people sitting in their flooded homes, not wanting to leave, or who refused to leave when told to do so, I'd say our money was wasted. "Stupid is as stupid does".

Anonymous said...

Yeah, here's a whole bunch of stupid people.

Anonymous said...

You did know that the mother and daughter getting the 'hug them people' treatment from your beloved leader weren't actually from Biloxi, but were hand-picked for the photo op?

Delusion doesn't come more intense and more disgusting than yours.

For gosh sakes, people are still being rescued

Jeepers creepers, 10,000 or so are dead, floating in Lake George (the EPA's name for New Orleans) or being eaten by rats.

So, pardon my anger, won'tcha?

murderous mau mau commie said...

Hey, Asshole? What's wrong with your face? It's oogly! If I had a face like yours, I wouldn't be so quick to leave the house either.

FlyOverGuy said...

You stole my name, asshole. I am Flyoverguy because I hate Bible thumping rednecks like you. I do fly into NO because that town was a party 24/7 and it will be again. Now stop using my name and go back to your real name, namestealer. Bendoverguy.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Anon for linking to some of the stupid trapped people on the NOLA web site...flyoverguy needs to ditch his kool-aid for some reality therapy and check out what people who are there are saying.

scud said...

Obviously there are thousands of horror stories that are being realized by everyone from that region, but there were a lot of them that had a choice to leave and they chose poorly. Normally, there choice would not have had this unfortunate consequence had the levy not broken. All I'm saying is that it is immature and irresponsible to try to lay blame on anybody. There will be time later to throw the resulting mud around; I just wish more people had more sense than to do it before the crisis is even close to being over.

Big Dick Hurtzer said...

Scud, you're a fuckin' idiot. Out of one side of your mouth you say it's "immature and irresponsible to try to lay blame on anybody", and out of the other side you try to blame those who "chose poorly". It's no wonder you amd your ilk are losing the national debate about the direction of the country. Letting dimwits like yourself expose their studipity is one of the greatest services the internets have ever rendered. Keep on posting!!!!

scud said...

Losing? Guess again. And I would appreciate it if you would try to elevate the tone of your remarks to a more sophisticated level and refrain from expletives. They only serve to reveal the caliber of your intellect. We have differing views. It's OK. It's not personal. Please feel free to express your ideas in a logical and controlled manner, or I will delete them and therefore protect you from exposing your debasement to others.

I will admit however, that in one respect you're right. I don't want to give the impression that the victims are at fault, though some of them clearly stayed and continue to stay at their own peril, by their own decision. Most are truly victims and it's tragic. Again, my point is that I hate the way so many, mostly on the left, want to use anything to rip the administration. That is their priority, before even trying to find ways to fix the problem. That is unhealthy and counterproductive. There have been some major screw-ups in handling the resulting flood relief and rescue efforts and there will be people that will answer to that, but now is not the time to openly rip as the rescue is still happening.

Have a nice day.

Jeff said...

More leadership by example: Somebody's coming to get you. Somebody's coming to get you...

Big Dick Hurtzer said...

I'll elevate my remarks when you elevate your sincerity. Though my remarks may seem obnoxious, that is nothing compared to the obscene incompitance displayed by Mr. Coocoo Bananas and his ever dwindling band of barking lunatics.

Rochelle said...

why are you people wasting your time and energy on scud? He lives a sheltered existence in a B&B, and has no concept of anything other than his own reality.

If you actually believe that people were 'stupid' for not leaving, your not worth the convo.
The saddest part is the Dems/Liberals are still sitting on their hands on this like they did on Iraq.

Jeff said...

Anonymous is correct. George W. Bush is seen posing with two beautiful black women who seemingly point at damage to their house. Here's the thing: It can't be their houses and their anguish is probably feigned because they we're from Biloxi:
Domestic television showed Bush visiting the coast to comfort the people of Biloxi - even hugging some seemingly dazed survivors.

German TV, however, filed a much different report. ZDF news reporter Christine Adelhardt reported the president's visit to be a completely staged event. Their crew witnessed how the open-air food distribution point Bush visited in front of the cameras was hastily set up for his photo-op and then torn down immediately after he and the herd of "news people" had left. And those women Bush hugged for the camera were not even Biloxi locals.

Jeff said...

That should read "weren't from Biloxi"

scud said...

OK, you're right. You and your German friends caught them in the act of concocting another story to inflate the Presidents numbers. Those chicks were actually a couple of models, brought down on a privet jet from a NYC along with their wardrobe and makeup stylists and private "pharmacist", to try to make them look as authentic as possible. The set was designed and built by a team of Broadway set builders (it took a while to find straight ones, because the administration won't allow gays) and brought down on a couple of Hercules choppers and set up the night before the talent arrived. Just out of frame was Karl Rove in an umbrella-covered chair, latte in one hand megaphone in the other, directing the shoot. Condi was also there but was in charge of crew meals. To get the talent to look authentically distraught, Rumsfeld smacked them both with a canoe paddle, and then ran away. The resulting shot was taken at the moment the models were in pain and pointing in the direction Rumsfeld ran. The President, who not only was aware of the plan but also wrote the script himself, did a superb job of improvisational acting and played out the scene until Rove yelled, "Cut!". Not a bad bit of pseudo reality TV. I'd have to give it 1 and a half thumbs up. I'm looking forward to the sequel.

Rochelle, welcome.
I appreciate your contribution to the beat up on Scud blog. I looked at your site. Your work is nice. Your ideology is a bit messed up but hey, that's what makes the world fun right? Actually I don't live in a sheltered B&B, but I'll admit, after reading more of the stuff that's coming from the left these days, I'm getting closer to that all the time. And I'm sorry if you think I was calling the victims stupid, I did not actually say that. But what was said and what anyone with common sense should be able to admit is that for those who could get out and yet chose to ignore evacuation orders, those are the folks who would fall into the category of stupid; or at least they made a stupid decision.

Anonymous said...

And while you all sit comfortably at your keyboards, screaming, spitting, frothing at the mouth, cussing, hysterically tapping away about Chimpy this and Chimpy that, people in the gulf coast are starving, bodies are bloating up in the water, parents are searching for their kids. I'll venture that none have you have been down there and actually witnessed the destruction, fed a hungry child, or handed a bottle of water to a dying, elderly person. No, you all just sit in your homes and rage on, and on, and on. Thanks much, its really changing the world for the better.

The Galbraithian said...

For twenty-five years conservatives whined that government isn't the solution, it's the problem. To that end, they reduced its revenues (as they inexplicitly expanded it) and rendered its effectiveness in such a way as to match their assertion. Agencies such as FEMA have become little more than shells that provide a steady income to partisan supporters. We are witnessing the Republican dream, private wealth and public squallor.

Jeff said...

flyover: It certainly seems like you called them stupid, quoth you: "Stupid is as stupid does." I don't think defense of property is the least bit irrational. With no authority to prevent looting, it makes perfect sense to remain in the city and defend your land (especially if it sits on one of the few lots still above water.)

P.S. I didn't expect you to be phased by the disingenuous nature of Chimpy's Biloxi photo-op.

Whatever said...

Check out John Shelley's latest addition at www.gdnctr.com/sept_02_05.htm

The cartoon of the guy imploding at his keyboard pretty much sums up the general character of the hate-filled, insane ravings of the Filthy Left. As you all desperately try to out do one another intellectually, remember that in the end, you all are nothing but a bunch of sniveling idiots, whose worthless blather changes nothing.

Phhptpht said...

If only John Kerry were in charge, the streets in NO would be paved with gold.

scud fan said...

I'm with scud on this one, folks. If those stupid people in NOLA had just listened to our Lord and Savior they'd be floating around on an ark right now instead of wallowing in the devil's mud.

K. Rove said...

THIS JUST IN....

To: All rightard political hacks.
From: The office of the POTUS.

Due to the complete lunacy of our last talking point (see Blame the Stupid People), we are changing tactics. As of 7:00am, 09/06/05. The Party line is now to blame the "red tape".

Your blind devotion is, as always, greatly appreciated.

GWB

Anonymous said...

Randall Robinson. Another race pimp like Jesse The Scumbag Jackson. The worst natural disaster in U.S. history and the moonbats are coming out of the woodwork. I cannot believe some of the posts on Randall's site. Good God, how can one country be the home for so many mentally ill people. The world has become unhinged.....

Angry BM said...

Well in the case of Randall Robinson, he's in this country because you white crackers went to Africa and brought his family here.

Mr. Ithurtswhenipee said...

Well, that's Randall Robinson's excuse. WTF is Scud's?

Anonymous said...

That makes a lot of sense Angry BM. I guess us "white crackers" (whatever the hell that is) should have left him in Africa. I hear the standard of living over there is way higher than here. What a dumbass.

angry bm said...

Just like a cracker. Let me put your white ass in slavery for generations and when you come out we'll talk about how much better off you are

Anonymous said...

So you were a slave? I could have sworn that slavery was abolished 140 years ago. America: the land of opportunity for some...the land of endless excuses for others.

Cracker said...

Angry BM: angry black man, angry bowel movement, angry bigoted moron, angry bonified mental midget, angry boring male.....I guess it all fits.

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